Newark Post - 5/26/06 "In the News"
New signs sponsored by the Pencader Heritage Area Association will soon mark the gateways to historic Pencader Hundred.
Fourteen brown signs with the message "Welcome to Historic Pencader Hundred", will be installed over the next few weeks on roads entering the geographic area. Signs will be installed on Route 4, Route 896, Route 40, at the Iron Hill Museum and at Cooch Dayett Mills.
In addition to these gateways signs, the association has sponsored a number of location signs that define specific sites on the Pencader Historic Trail. The location signs will give information about sites such as the Iron Hill School #112C and the Mason Dixon line, and why each is historically significant.
Pencader Heritage area Association members, St. Senator Steve Amick and St Rep. Stephanie Ulbrich, right, checked out the first gateways sign installed by DelDOT last Friday. The sign welcomes traffic heading east on Old Baltimore Pike.
Edward Wirth, president of the Pencader Heritage Area Association, said state officials were instrumental to the project, which aims to promote education and tourism. "We're trying to point out how important history is to the area," he said.
For more information about the Pencader Heritage Area, visit the web site at http://www.pencaderheritage.org.